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Study Abroad

The Netherlands: Leiden University


Program Type: Tuition Exchange  

University Overview

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is among Europe’s foremost international research universities. Leiden University is home to 25,800 students and over 5,500 faculty and staff members, and boasts of an alumni network more than 96,000 strong. The university has two campuses; the original is located in the city of Leiden, but in 1998 Leiden University opened another campus, entirely dedicated to studies related to pillars of peace, security, and justice, in The Hague. The Hague campus houses around 3,000 students and works closely with the cities’ governmental, ministries, and legal and/or diplomatic institutions.


Living in Leiden

Leiden is a city brimming with cultural exhibitions, galleries, museums, historical monuments and sites, close in proximity to other vibrant locations in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam and The Hague. 



The Leiden University Housing Office will assist international students in finding housing by mediating conversation between students and approved housing agencies. This mediation service is only available to international and visiting students.